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Conservation targets poor bear attractant management

In the past two years on the Sechelt peninsula, local conservation officers have issued 15 dangerous wildlife protection orders (DWPOs) - the key tool officers use to make sure residents and business owners manage their bear attractants properly.

Full-day k, half-day k to teach same objectives

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Arraignment delayed in arson case

The 13-year-old youth charged with arson in connection with the June 4 fire in Lower Gibsons has had his arraignment adjourned for a second time. Crown counsel Trevor Cockfield requested an adjournment on Tuesday, Aug.

Ignatieff rubs shoulders with locals

Federal Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff's Liberal Express stop in Squamish had the 100-plus crowd uttering "shame to the Conservatives" while cheering for the "alternative" party, the Liberals. And Ignatieff seemed to revel in every moment of it.

Soap project cleans up environment, lives

Coast-based Linwood House Ministries is helping save lives and turn others around through a project that employs women from the Downtown Eastside to recycle used hotel soap and then distribute it to poverty-stricken countries.

BP officials to visit Coast-made oil skimmer

Halfmoon Bay entrepreneur David Skene has caught BP's attention with his newly-developed oil skimmer, which he says can pick up 98 per cent of spilled oil.

Marshall set to depart

Almost 12 years to the day after becoming the director of planning for the Town of Gibsons, helping to transform the Town and winning world acclaim for his work, Chris Marshall is moving on.

Pender bus finally hits the road

After more than a year and a half of waiting, Eric Graham, Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) director for Pender Harbour/Egmont, says it's "all aboard" for the area's brand new community bus.

Disposal warning from police, fire

Sunshine Coast RCMP and the Sechelt Fire Department have a warning for the public: if you have or come into contact with an explosive item, don't move it, and contact police immediately.

Conditional sentence for '70s sex crime

Stein Erik Iversen, the 70-year-old former Sunshine Coast resident who pleaded guilty to an early 1970s' sexual assault, will serve his sentence in the community. "Mr.